National Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Consultant At International Organization for Migration – Jobbase

National Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Consultant At International Organization for Migration

I. Organizational context and scope

IOM in South Sudan has a broad range of programming centred around three broad areas: humanitarian coordination and support, humanitarian response and resilience, and peacebuilding, transition, and development. Humanitarian coordination and support include leading/co-leading the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Clusters, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and management of WASH and Shelter and NFI core-pipelines, humanitarian hubs and standard transport services. Humanitarian response and resilience include CCCM, WASH, Shelter & NFI, health, protection, gender equality and inclusion, mental health and psychosocial support and the management of a Rapid Response Fund. Under peacebuilding, transition and development, IOM South Sudan implements programming on housing, land and property issues, transition and recovery, transhumance conflict prevention, community-based violence reduction, community development and migration management.

Under the overall guidance of the IOM South Sudan Chief of Mission, under the direct supervision of the Migration Health Programme Coordinator, the incumbent will be accountable for supporting the implementation of the routine immunization activities in IOM supported health facilities and a number of outreach and mobile sites

II. Responsibilities and accountabilities

  1. Support the setting up, implementation, coordination and monitoring of IOM’s routine immunization program in the MoH approved identified health facilities and relevant outreach and mobile sites:
  • Recruit and train vaccinators that will provide routine immunization in the static health facilities and mobile sites.
  • Conduct rapid assessment to identify and map outreach and mobile immunization sites.
  • Identify and map all outpatient Therapeutic program (OTP) sites in the catchment areas of the supported health facilities. Coordinate with the organization running these OTP’s to implement routine immunization in these OTP’s.
  • Assess the functionality and adequacy of available cold chain including the number of cool boxes and advise accordingly.
  • Prepare micro plan for all health facilities.
  • Support National Supplemental Immunization Activities and Pulse immunization campaigns.
  1. Support respective county EPI officers on the implementation of routine immunization activities.
  2. Coordinate with other recipients of the same grant for effective coordinated implementation of country EPI program. Some of the other recipients of the same GAVI fund are MOH, UNICEF, WHO, CDC, JSI.
  3. Represent IOM in the GAVI in-country coordination mechanism, EPI technical working groups and any other forums that advocate for strengthening the EPI in South Sudan.
  4. Participate in the development of training materials for EPI staffs.
  5. Train EPI staff and other health workers on routine immunization and cold chain implementation, monitoring and reporting.
  6. Ensure proper forecasting of EPI related supplies to prevent any stock out of supplies in any of the facilities.
  7. Provide periodic technical updates of IOM South Sudan EPI activities and documentation/dissemination of best practice materials in close coordination with the Migration Health Programme Coordinator.
  8. Analyze weekly and monthly data, give feedback to field teams with technical advice and contribute to regular reporting on project achievements, challenges encountered, pertinent developments and strategic needs for IOM South Sudan EPI and health programmes in collaboration with the Migration Health Programme Coordinator.
  9. Monitor and analyze the projects’ progress towards achievement of indicators, outputs and outcomes, specifically aimed at increasing effectiveness, recommending specific actions for improvement, and supervise the development of evaluation protocols.
  10. Assistance with project proposal development as required.
  11. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

III. Required qualifications and experience

Education

Bachelor of Science degree in Public health and/or a health related field from an accredited academic institution

Experience

  • At least 2 years of professional experience working in Primary Healthcare and/or an EPI related programme
  • Experience in Project management cycle and experience in implementing health services for migrants, refugee and displaced persons and other vulnerable groups; including early recovery or post crisis emergency health programming;
  • Experience in coordinating and liaising with government authorities.
  • Experience in developing protocols and guidelines for primary health care.

IV. Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates the ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

How to apply

Interested candidates are required to submit their motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae to vss@iom.int by 09 December 2022 indicating in the subject of the e‐mail “National Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Consultant”

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